Hop House - Brewery Ommegang
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4.36/5 rDev +15.6%
12oz bottle, best before 01/2015, bottled 01/07/14. Poured into a milkshake pilsner glass.
Appearance: Hazy/cloudy golden yellow. Massive 1" thick persistent rocky foam. Big chunks of lacing here and there. Plenty of bubbles coming up through the beer.
Smell: Orange and citrus.
Taste: Rich citrus, but not orange citrus - lemon, grapefruit, and some tropical fruits. There is a quick transition from that rich citrus hop flavor to a hint of something Belgian, and then some cracker/bready malts. The finish has some herbal and leafy notes, a hint of mint, and some more citrus flavors. A beer with a lot of amazing flavors - a perfect fusion of a Belgian Pale and a highly aromatic IPA.
Mouthfeel: Slick, smooth, not at all sticky on the teeth. Carbonation is not spicy or fizzy, really just right in complement to everything else.
Overall / Drinkability: I'm very impressed with this beer. Very well done and if there was a such thing as an American Belgian India Pale Ale, I suspect this would be the benchmark for the style. It definitely has aspects of a Belgian Pale, but the full hop flavor is all AIPA. Dangerously drinkable - wish I had bought a six pack.
04-05-2014 22:52:16 | More by damndirtyape
4.31/5 rDev +14.3%
Another spectacular looking beer from Ommegang. Giant chunky pile of white foam atop a lovely light orange colored beer. A big bubbly layer remains once the bulk of the head subsides. Sticky patches all around the glass.... Aroma is loaded with juicy grapefruit, lemon-lime, floral, banana pudding, and a soft dusting of coriander spice. Mouthwateringly forward fruit. Taste is very Belgian IPA. Sweet white bread grains, lemon, grapefruit rind, touch of passionfruit, creamy banana, zesty spice, and hop bitterness mingled with festive carbonation. Dry, brisk, very lightly resinous, and still creamy smooth. Overall a very nice Ommegang Belgian spliced with an IPA. Fruity, perky, warm, and welcoming with a nice amount of (far from overwhelming) bitterness. Good stuff.
06-05-2014 02:38:39 | More by tastybeer
4.3/5 rDev +14.1%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.
Appearance: Rich, cloudy orange with massive, frothy, clingy head. Now I have to wait awhile to drink it despite pouring very slowly. Well, I guess I can keep admiring it.
Smell: Smells halfway between a fruity & spicy Saison, and a citrus & pine driven IPA. While still clearly brewed with Belgian yeast, this has a more "American" aroma than anything else Ommegang has made.
Taste: Tastes like a Saison that has been demonically possessed by Humulus Lupulus. Fruity and spicy core with crackery malts, fleshy fruits, clove, pepper and banana. Just a great Belgian malt and yeast backbone. The hops are rich with grapefruit and pine. Somewhat bitter.
Feel: Highly carbonated and effervescent. Body is on the lighter side and refreshing. Very dry finish.
Overall: Sort of a Belgian IPA, but more like a hoppy Saison. I have had a couple of attempts at hoppy Saisons before, and, while tasty, they were a little muddled and confused. This is not; this is superb and underrated on this site IMO.
03-01-2014 22:48:16 | More by bsp77
4.3/5 rDev +14.1%
Had at Hops & Vines Asheville. Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. No freshness date.
A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains very well before slowly dropping to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Thick, fluffy resilient lacing.
S- Very fruity nose with a nice helping of rich Belgian yeast and pleasant hop aroma on the back end. Actually quite awesome.
T- Flavor has that yeasty twang to it that I like so much and the moderate hop bitterness does a great job complementing it. Good hop burps.
M- Tangy with a slightly milky texture. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.
O- This offering by Ommegang stands out as one of their best IMO. It nails that Belgian richness of flavor and aroma while being accentuated by the increase in hops. Great stuff.
06-13-2014 15:58:06 | More by Immortale25
Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.